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Engineers use brain cells to power smart grid

(Phys.org) —The unmatched ability of the human brain to process and make sense of large amounts of complex data has caught the attention of engineers working in the field of control systems.

Apr 17, 2013
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Using fluctuating wind power

Incorporating wind power into existing power grids is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means turbines generate power inconsistently. Coupled with customers' varying power demand, many ...

Mar 25, 2013
3.5 / 5 (6) 8 | with audio podcast

Can control theory make software better?

"Formal verification" is a set of methods for mathematically proving that a computer program does what it's supposed to do. It's universal in hardware design and in the development of critical control software ...

Mar 19, 2013
5 / 5 (6) 8 | with audio podcast

Solar storm near Earth caused by fast CME

On March 17, 2013, at 1:28 a.m. EDT, the coronal mass ejection (CME) from March 15 passed by NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) as it approached Earth. Upon interacting with the giant magnetic bubble ...

Mar 18, 2013
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